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Finally! My 2011 IKEA catalog came in the mail! With a generous glossy, full-color 300+ pages of home furnishings amazingness, it did not disappoint. I pored over it, impressed with the company’s commitment to innovation, an environmentally-friendly mindset, and affordable design. Now, being from Kansas City, Missouri–with the nearest IKEA in Chicago–I’ve never actually been to an IKEA store. I’ve heard about them, I’ve read about them, and I’ve seen one on TV (from this one scene from 500 Days of Summer, a movie that I’ve only seen bits of), but never have I actually acquired the IKEA shopping experience. Hopefully, this will change next month when college starts up again, and my roommates and I hit up the IKEA in Ohio for the purpose of furnishing our 4 bedroom townhouse apartment. We’re college students with limited funds; therefore, our budget ranges from “Hey! Pull over! There’s a plaid armchair by the side of the road!” to “Please, sir. The stuffing is coming out a bit. Surely you can give us a discount.”
Even though we will be cutting some serious cost, style does not have to be completely sacrificed. Luckily for the design-conscious and financially-unconscious, I found some affordable (for others), stylish pieces from IKEA that looks like they cost much more than they actually do. Here’s a small sample. Take a look. (Wanna check out the catalog yourself? Visit IKEA’s Online Catalog.)
Tips for the design and budget frustrated: Even if your stuff is crappy and inexpensive, keeping your house clutter-free and purposeful will result in a space that will look better than the vast majority’s. Cherish what you have and make it a point to feel good about everything you buy. Treat and arrange everything as if they were all expensive designer pieces. Because one day they will be.
Stick Lights are simple lamps with a touch of urban flair that lean against the wall. They have a wooden pole with a rubber cushion at the bottom base (as not to ruin your hardwood floor). Surely these lamps will give you a cool, outdoorsy feeling inside! From your cabin in the woods to your loft in the big city, Stick Lamps manage to fit in and demand attention anywhere you put them.
If you don’t already know, the lamp is very important part of interior (Tyler’s mom can attest to this). Lamps need to be completely suitable for the style of the room it belongs to.
If you are a fan of simple, modern interiors, less is usually more Take Jonathan Rowell’s lamp “Screw Me”, it consists of simple lines and two basic colors.
You can correct the height of lamp for your need thanks to its construction. It seems it says “Screw Me”!